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The “Very Real and Desperate Need” for Child Sponsorship

When Cheryl Jewett of Orchard Hill Church of Cedar Falls, Iowa, found out her sponsored child had died, she grieved. She also learned something about the “very real and desperate need” of child sponsorship. Here is her letter to her pastor about her Food for the Hungry (FH) sponsorship experience, which she gave us permission […]

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Kenya: 19,032 Orphans Receive Clean Water

Starting in 2011 during the worst drought Kenya had seen in 60 years, Food for the Hungry (FH) helped 19,032 Kenyan orphans and vulnerable children access clean water and this project continues today. For generations, water supply and sanitation in Kenya has been characterized by low levels of access and quality, especially in urban slums […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! As we start 2014, here are some highlights from 2013 to celebrate Food for the Hungry’s (FH) work around the world. Orphans In child-headed households, where both parents have passed away because of the disease, the older child becomes the caretaker. We help children, like Lydia, by connecting her with community members, […]

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Need a Coffee?

  After the holidays, it’s not unusual to take a dip in energy and need a nice cup of coffee to get you going. Coffee is a drink that people on the other side of the world appreciate as much as Americans. In Ethiopia … in the community of Sasiga, coffee is said to be […]

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The Gift of Life

This Christmas, we once again celebrate the gift of life in Christ. The Apostle John wrote, “In Him was life and the life was the light of all mankind.” (John 1:4, NIV) While serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) several years ago I saw, for the first time, a time lapse photograph […]

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12 Days of Christmas: Goodness

Goodness is a fruit of the Spirit that I see in bloom especially during the Christmas season. Motorists seem friendlier. Shoppers try to be more patient. And store cashiers, though visibly tired, have ready smiles. Similarly, I am more prone to give and be sensitive to those in need around this time of the year. […]

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12 Days of Christmas: Patience

Like millions of people, I love to celebrate Christmas. Unfortunately, it also can be a very stressful time of the year. Patience – loads of it – is what I need, so I don’t lose my joy in this happiest season of all. I find that many of the things that test my patience are […]

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12 Days of Christmas: Love

It’s Christmastime and all of us are whirring around, frazzled and distracted. Today, I invite you to join me and pause. Take a deep breath to focus on something simpler and more dazzling than anything you may or may not have wrapped yet. After all, we give gifts on Christmas to mirror the love expressed […]

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The Gift of Independence

My grandfather was a farmer in the United States. My sister and I enjoyed many summers on his arid Colorado acreage. As a farmer, he had a lot of independence. Grandpa pretended to need our help raising his corn and beats. He attached a seat for each of us on the fenders of his John […]

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Beating Malnutrition with Tasty Cooking

  To combat the malnutrition, Food for the Hungry (FH) created care groups for fathers and mothers to learn about nutritious foods and hygiene for disease prevention and improve health. The care groups consisted of one FH staff teaching 10 to 15 people. Once the people in the group learned the information, they formed their […]

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